Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My defrag program says it is unable to gain access to selected drive. It says another process may have the drive locked???

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 122 Answers

You need to close all open programs and reboot before you defrag
if you want a clean reboot go to start remove all programs from the startup file so nothing is in the background, if McAfee is in your start up file, it will prevent you from a complete defrag
start/all programs/startup click and drag each file in the startup back to all programs and then do a new reboot

Posted on May 11, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

MY DATA (D:) IS NEARLY FULL


Hard disk maintenance should be carried once a month to make your computer run efficiently. This removes redundant and temporary files, recovers disk space and speed up hard disk access. Disk Cleanup should be done first - Click My Computer - then right click on the C drive then click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup - let it examine the C drive then it will calculate the amount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes to recover the maximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to perform these actions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too. Next the C drive needs to be Defrag. This process converts fragmented files into continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disk not work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Defragmenter - click to highlight the C drive and click Analyse - then click Defragment. Repeat Defrag for the D drive.

Sep 05, 2012 | Acer Aspire Z5700 PC Desktop

Tip

HARD DISK MAINTENANCE To remove redundant and temporary files, recover hard disk...


HARD DISK MAINTENANCE
To remove redundant and temporary files, recover hard disk space and speed up hard disk access, then hard disk maintenance should be done at least once a month.
Disk Cleanup should be done first - Click My Computer - then right click on the C drive then click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup - let it examine the C drive then it will calculate the amount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes to recover the maximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to perform these actions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too.
Next the C drive needs to be Defrag. This process converts fragmented files into continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disk not work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Defragmenter – click to highlight the C drive and click Analyse (can skip this) - then click Defragment.
When this is completed repeat these steps for the D Drive if you have a D drive.
Disk Cleanup and Defrag can take a long time to complete, especially if these tasks have not been for a long time.
DO NOT STOP THESE PROCESSES, LET THE COMPUTER COMPLETE THESE TASKS.
Next time when you run Disk Cleanup and Defrag to won't take as long.

on Dec 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Slow to proces


if you are referring the processing of data through you computer
all data needs to processed through your CPU central processing unit adding more ram can speed the process up

test or replace all leads make sure they are securely seated and are not bad/faulty that are attached to your (((motherboard to your hard drive)))

a computer needs all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly

a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive


check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working also it could be a dirty computer clean all of the dust from your computer you could use a vacuum cleaner but whatever you use make absolutely sure there is no moisture gets to anything in your computer

also

computer ram make sure they are securely seated
you might have to many programs running at the same time you are playing games putting to much strain on the CPU
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart then defragment your hard drive or

click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer

then click start all programs accessories system tools defragment your hard drive
you might have to install more RAM random access memory to check how much ram you have
to check the details on your computer
click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram

scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer if you see something running that you don't need running select end now then you might uninstall that particular program you might have virus slowing your computer also select users you will see who is using your computer
also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is 100% totally free to use
http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
this should speed up your computer

Sep 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

All games was so slow


you might have to many programs running at the same time you are playing games putting to much strain on the CPU
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart then defragment your hard drive or
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then click start all programs accessories system tools defragment your hard drive
you might have to install more RAM random access memory to check how much ram you have
to check the details on your computer
click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation you will see all of your computers imformation from there another way of doing this
click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer if you see something running that you don

Sep 07, 2011 | XFX GeForce FX 5200 Graphic Card

1 Answer

Its benn hang why?


if you mean your computer hangs
you might have to many programs running at the same time you are playing games putting to much strain on the CPU
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart then defragment your hard drive or
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then click start all programs accessories system tools defragment your hard drive
you might have to install more RAM random access memory to check how much ram you have
to check the details on your computer
click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation you will see all of your computers imformation from there another way of doing this
click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer if you see something running that you don

Jul 19, 2011 | Foxconn Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Cannot get any games to stay on, very long delays too. debihkey@comcast.net


you might have to many programs running at the same time you are playing games putting to much strain on the CPU
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart then defragment your hard drive also
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then click start all programs accessories system tools defragment your hard drive
you might have to install more RAM random access memory to check how much ram you have
to check the details on your computer
click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation you will see all of your computers imformation from there another way of doing this
click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer if you see something running that you don

Jul 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Intel d915grv motherboard installing and copying process is too slow please help me


try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart then defragment your hard drive or
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then you should test or replace all leads make sure they are securely seated and are not bad/faulty that are attached to your (((motherboard to your hard drive)))
then click start all programs accessories system tools defragment your hard drive
you might have to install more RAM random access memory to check how much ram you have
to check the details on your computer
click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation you will see all of your computers imformation from there another way of doing this
click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer if you see something running that you don

Jun 16, 2011 | Intel D915GLVG Motherboard

1 Answer

Slow downloads and freezes



try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart then defragment your hard drive or
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then click start all programs accessories system tools defragment your hard drive
you might have to install more RAM random access memory to check how much ram you have
to check the details on your computer
click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation you will see all of your computers imformation from there another way of doing this
click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer if you see something running that you don

Jun 02, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 8000, 8100, 8200 Series...

1 Answer

I have been working on Excel file which has many links. This file for saving takes 7 to 10 hrs per day. Is there any way to resolve this problem


1 possible resolution that I could think of for your problem is to perform disk defragmentation.

You can access the program by following the steps below:

- click start go to all programs
- click accessories > system tools > disk defragmenter
- select desired drive
- click defragment button


NOTE: process may take longer depends on your computer.

Cheers.

Mar 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have a WD160 GB and I keep getting an error that I need to upgrade the bios to install win xp sp 2


Please use defragmenter to examine your harddrive. If your drive detected on your CMOS system that's possible having a bad cluster. In accessing the defragmetation goto Start> Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Disk Defragmenter. Then select the the volume of drive you want to defrag and click defragment. Wait until processing done. Defragmenter is working automatically to fix any bad sector found in your hardware so there is no problem how to fix it.

Hope this will be helpful to you, rate me SOLVED!


Best regards,

philip

Nov 20, 2007 | Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML30000LD-A) 30...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

43 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...